Register Now for "Doing Your Doc" - San Diego, May 7-9
NALIP, CPB, the NEA and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival In association with the Media Arts Center San Diego, San Diego City College, KPBS, Latino Public Broadcasting, NBPC, NATV, ITVS, CAAM, PIC, and Women Make Movies present
Doing Your Doc:
DIVERSE VISIONS, REGIONAL VOICES
May 7-9 in San Diego, California
A Weekend Seminar in San Diego to Make Your Documentary Happen
Don't miss this unique chance to work with story consultant Fernanda Rossi, the Documentary Doctor, author of the book "Trailer Mechanics," plus receive project mentoring on your proposal, trailer or documentary idea. This intensive 3-day workshop is right for you, whether you are just beginning, have already shot footage on a documentary project, or are seeking finishing funds.
Doing your Doc is designed especially for media makers in the diverse communities of southern California, preparing you to receive production funding and apply to national professional programs while developing your unique stories and views.
Doing Your Doc: 3-day Workshop Fee
Early Registration by May 7 - $100; NALIP/MACSD Member - $50; Student w/ Valid ID - $25. Includes lunches, workshop materials, handouts & private project mentoring session.
Register online here for DOING YOUR DOC - SAN DIEGO
Venue Address: San Diego City College, Bldg. B, 1313 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA
For more information including a full schedule visit the Doing Your Doc webpage, or call NALIP at 310.395.8880
Doing Your Doc is also coming to Santa Fe, NM, April 21-13! Details will be announced soon here and on the Doing Your Doc page.
Call for Entries: ATA Film and Video Festival
Artists' Television Access invites experimental film and video makers to submit their work (20 minutes or less) to its 4th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. Video, Super 8 and 16 mm animation, documentary, narrative, abstract, found footage based and other works will be accepted.
The ATA Film and Video Festival is committed to showcasing films and videos that use an unconventional stylistic and technical approach and bring up subjects or concepts that not only entertain, but also provoke, our diverse audience. The festival also includes installations in ATA's Mission District storefront gallery, a lunch for the filmmakers, and new in our 4th year, a discussion forum for the exchange of ideas amongst filmmakers, curators and audiences.
POSTMARK DEADLINE: June 1, 2010
Submission fee: $10 (free for international submitters)
More information and submission form: http://festival.atasite.org/
Immigrants in America: A Hollywood Perspective, May 3
Series including Ugly Betty and Modern Family and films such as Gran Torino featuring immigrant-related stories have moved our hearts and minds and are informing opinions on immigration in America today. The Paley Center for Media, The Opportunity Agenda, and Unbound Philanthropy gather a panel of actors, producers, writers, and industry leaders for a thought-provoking dialogue regarding media's impact on the issue of immigration. Panelists will discuss the myriad ways in which the creative and business communities can engage audiences in this topic as it becomes increasingly significant both politically and socially. Click here for more information.
WHEN: 7:00pm on Monday, May 3, 2010
Bruce Evans, Senior Vice President, Current Programming, NBC
Alan Jenkins, Executive Director, The Opportunity Agenda
Tony Plana, "Ignacio Suarez," Ugly Betty
Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Nick Schenk, Screenwriter, Gran Torino
Ligiah Villalobos, Screenwriter, Under the Same Moon
Leon Ichaso, Screenwriter & Director. Pinero, El Cantante, Cane
Moderator: Emanuel Levy, Film & Media Critic
PANEL MODERATOR: Renowned Film Critic and Author Emmanuel Levy
WHERE: The Paley Center for Media 465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4601 The Paley Center for Media will be promoting, filming, and archiving this event as one of their special programs.
PRODUCERS: Anike Tourse & Sarah Ingersoll
SPONSORS: Unbound Philanthropy, Opportunity Agenda, Paley Center for Media.
Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival, April 27 - May 2
In its 3rd year, the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival - LABRFF 2010 celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the New Brazilian Cinema, with a selection of films that marked the period that became known worldwide as the best moments of national cinema, comparable only to the Cinema Novo. The LABRFF will take place from April 27 to May 2, at the world capital of cinema, Los Angeles, and will feature more than 60 films including full- length and short films, documentaries, animation and video projects.
The festival will include in its program schedule a Tribute to Revival with films that stand the test of time and have become references for the Brazilian cinema. Considered to be the startingpoint of this period, the film "Carlota Joaquina" by Carla Camurati (Copacabana Films, 1995), will be exhibited along with "Foreign Land" by Walter Salles and Daniella Thomas (Videofilmes, 1995), "City of God" by Fernando Meirelles (O2, 2003), "The Quatrilho" by Fabio Barreto (LC Barreto, 1994) and "To the left of the father" by Luiz Fernando Carvalho (Videofilmes, 2001).
This tribute comes at a time when we are discussing the reformulation of the Audiovisual Law. It demonstrates the high level of domestic production achieved through the incentive laws which encouraged the resurgence of Brazilian cinema. "In the 80s and part of 90s, Brazilian cinema had virtually disappeared. Because of the lack of support for production during this time period, less than 10 films were launched each year. In the mid-'90s laws were created to encourage the film industry and consequently production resumed. In 2009, nearly 90 Brazilian films were produced, and the numbers continue to grow solidly. More movies mean more quality and opportunities in all areas. There has also been a renewal of teams and talents. This boom was called "Retomada" and is characterized by the diversity of themes and styles of films. So to watch a movie or two does not mean that one knows what was done during that period. "There are surprises all the time, its worth to explore." said director Fernando Meirelles.
Regarding the selection of films to celebrate the "Retomada", the co-founder of LABRFF, Nazareno Paulo, explains: "These films are symbolic. These movies are icons that everyone recognizes, identifies its directors, talks about the work, and views as references to the Brazilian cinema. It's like a trademark for the country. When it comes to soccer and carnival, the mind finds references in the classic images of Brazil. This is also true for Cinema. When talking about these films being honored, we are referring to films that have achieved high levels of success in the box office and among it public viewers. For many, scenes from Cartola Joaquina or Ze Galinha are examples that embody this period in Brazilian cinema."
The Official Selection LABRFF 2010 will comprise more than 60 films, with ten feature films and four documentaries integrating the competition evaluated by the Official Jury which is composed of established names and emerging professionals in the industry, both domestic and foreign. The selected short films will be competing in the category of Best Prize chosen by popular vote. Two other categories that will also be awarded by public vote are video projects and short films produced by Brazilians in the United States.
The complete Official Selection 2010 LABRFF, including animated films and shows parallel feature films and guest documentaries will be announced on March 25.